What are you up to this weekend (August 9, 10 and 11, 2019) in Paris and in Île de France? Without further ado, check the unmissable events happening this new weekend in Paris!
This weekend's unmissable events:
Nuit aux Invalides 2019, Lutetia, 3000 years of stories - Video
Nuit aux Invalides, or Night at the Invalides, is THE wonderful light and sound show in Paris this summer. From July 12 to August 30, 2019, the indoor façade of the Invalides tale us 3000 years of stories, from yesterday's Lutetia to today's Paris. A fascinating show to attend absolutely. VIDEO
Paris-Plages 2019: artificial sand-free beaches along the river Seine
When will Paris-Plages open? Each year, when the sand arrives in Paris, Parisians and tourists suddenly feel like they are living in the tropics. In 2019, the artificial beaches will be open from July 6 to September 1 with many animations on the Voie Georges Pompidou, the Hôtel de Ville and the Bassin de la Villette, where a huge swimming-pool awaits us!
Open-air cinema in La Villette 2019: What's on
From July 17 to August 18, 2019, La Villette open-air film festival is back for its 29th edition. On the menu: a month of free movie screenings on La Villette lawn focusing on a theme: Tomorrow!
Concerts and shows:
LaPlage de Glazart 2019: Open-air concerts, clubbing and DJ sets
Meet from June 6 to Sunday September 29 to discover the edition 2019 of LaPlage. For four months, LaPlage takes over the Porte de la Villette and especially Glazart with deckchairs, fine sand and countless open-air concerts!
Night Fountains Shows of Versailles 2019
Night Fountains Shows are back from Saturday June 15 to September 21, 2019 in Versailles. At nightfall, musicians and technicians tune to make you relive Louis XIV’s parties thanks to pyrotechnic effects and lit water jets… A show you should experience at least once in a lifetime!
La Clairière Acoustique: free open-air concerts at the GoodPlanet Foundation
The GoodPlanet Foundation welcomes you on Sundays from July 7 to August 25, 2019 for free outdoor concerts and open stages.
Eagles of the Remparts 2019 in Provins
The show “Eagles of the Remparts” in Provins is back from March 30 to November 3, 2019 in a wonderful green theater, at the heart of Provins ramparts. Come along and discover splendid birds of prey in harmony with horses, wolves and camels…
Legend of the Knights: the medieval show in Provins
From March 30 to November 3, 2019 Provins Legend of The Knights where equestrian art mixes with the magic of the historical ramparts. A show to make children and adults dream!
Knights of the round table, the live escape theater at Paris Théâtre Lepic
Exceptionally this summer, Théâtre Lepic won’t house any play but an escape room, an adventure in which you’re the hero. Between escape room and immersive play, this immersive game focusing on the “Knights of the Round Table” will take you behind the scenes looking for the Holy Grail. The quest is planned from July 6 to September 1, 2019.
Art and Cultural Exhibitions:
Exceptional opening of the Royal Opera in Versailles
The royal opera set within the Palace of Versailles, usually open only for shows, exceptionally open from August 2 to September 22, 2019. It’s the occasion to go and discover the superb and newly restored trompe l’oeil set.
Climb up the Tour Saint-Jacques and discover Paris
From May 31 to November 3, 2019, the mystic Tour Saint-Jacques, set within walking distance from Paris Hôtel de Ville, opens its doors to unveil its secrets. Last year guided tours welcomed over 5,000 visitors to discover this 54-m high tower of a medieval church featuring 300 steps.
Patricia Cunha’s multicolor balloons hanging in Cour St Emilion, Bercy Village, Paris
After Patricia Cunha’s multicolor umbrellas, discover the artist’ multicolor balloons, floating above Cour St Emilion from June 8 to August 31, 2019.dor
Electro, the exhibition at Paris Philharmonie
From April 9 to August 11, 2019 Paris Philharmonie dedicates a retrospective to electro music and its deciphering, an exhibition called “Electro from Kraftwerk to Daft Punk”. An exhibition offering you to discover this wide musical culture colored with a political dimension.
King Tut: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh at the Grande Halle de la Villette: our pictures
An exhibition devoted to Tutankhamun in Paris? From March 23, to September 15, 2019, head to La Villette for a major display of the treasures of the Pharaoh in conjunction with the Grand Egyptian Museum.
Océans at Paris Grande Galerie de l'Evolution
Océans,is the beautiful exhibition of the Muséum national d’Histoire Naturelle [National Museum of National History] running at the Evolution Gallery in Paris from April 3, 2019 to January 5, 2020. This exhibition offers a surprising journey to the heart of an uncommon universe and promises to go even further than the only familiar faces of threatened sharks, whales and corals. running at the Evolution Gallery in Paris from April 3, 2019 to January 5, 2020. This exhibition offers a surprising journey to the heart of an uncommon universe and promises to go even further than the only familiar faces of threatened sharks, whales and corals.
Van Gogh, La Nuit Etoilée: the experience at Paris Atelier des Lumières
From February 22 to December 31, 2019 Paris Atelier des Lumières takes us to a new immersive exhibition focusing on Van Gogh’s universe. For 35 minutes, we roam around Van Gogh’s most beautiful paintings, rediscovering this poorly received genius back in the days. His story, his brushstroke and his evolution are unveiled.
The new Grévin Paris finally reopens
Grévin Paris underwent a makeover and expects us from February 9, 2019 with a brand-new experience, after a month of embellishment work. The famous museum set on Boulevard Montartre is finally ready to welcome visitors again so that they can find an always increasing collection of celebrities. The Parisian museum production has been redesigned and the decors entirely remade to offer a more modern tour.
Romantic Paris, the exhibition at Paris Petit Palais
The Petit Palais dedicates a beautiful exhibition to Romantic Paris in the years 1815-1848. Running from May 22 to September 15, 2019, the exhibition offers a walk through the French capital during its urban revolution.
Préhistoire, une invention moderne, the exhibition at Paris Centre Pompidou
From May 8 to September 16, 2019, Paris Centre Pompidou dedicates an exhibition to the fertile relationship between prehistory and modern art, a display called “Préhistoire, une invention moderne” [Prehistory, a modern invention]..
Forgotten Kingdoms, Heirs of the Hittite Empire at the Louvre - pictures
From May 2 to August 12, 2019, the Louvre offers an exhibition around the art of the Hittite Empire called Forgotten Kingdom, Heirs of the Hittite Empire. For the first time in France, we discover a selection of Hittite, neo-Hittite and Aramean treausres, remains found in Turkish and Syrian lands dating back to from -1400 and - 750 B.C.
Illusions, the exhibition at Paris Palais de la Découverte: our pictures
From November 6, 2018 to August 25, 2019, Paris Palais de la Découverte dedicates an exhibition to illusions. A tour including 40 surprising experiences that will drive you crazy, you’d think your brain couldn’t be tricked this easily!
Calder-Picasso, the exhibition at Paris Musée Picasso
From February 10 to August 25, 2019 Paris Musée Picasso offers a Calder-Picasso exhibition. These two innovative figures of art in the 20th century have studied the artistic expression of the “matrix of the void” including works focusing on void and the signs of kinetic art.
Mondrian dress-paintings and Claude Lalanne jewels, the exhibition at Paris Musée Yves Saint-Laurent
The Musée Yves Saint-Laurent Paris renews its display from February 12, 2019 to December 31, 2019. One discovers a beautiful selection of 50 haute-couture models including the iconic Mondrian dresses and the jewel-sculptures created by Claude Lalanne.
Félix Fénéon and non-western arts, the exhibition at Paris Musée du Quai Branly
From May 28 to September 29, 2019 the Musée du Quai Branly pays tribute to Felix Fénéon and faraway arts. A wonderful occasion to know more about this art dealer fond of non-western arts!
Dans les coulisses de la Paix exhibition at the Musée de la Grande Guerre
From June 8 to December 8, 2019 the Musée de la Grande Guerre takes us behind the scenes of the Peace. After a year commemorating the centenary of the First World War, the museum highlights the Conference of peace gathered in Paris that led to the Treaty of Versailles.
Berthe Morisot, the exhibition at Paris Musée d’Orsay
From June 18 to September 22, 2019 the Musée d’Orsay devotes an exhibition to Berthe Morisot. Through 60 paintings, we discover the exceptional career of this impressionist painter.
Paradise Palace, the exhibition at the Musée du Quai Branly: our pictures
From June 18 to October 27, 2019 the Musée du Quai Branly displays an exhibition around the paper funeral offerings in Taiwan, Paradise Palace. The occasion to discover a rather unknown funeral art in France and of a rare finesse.
Peregrinations, Europe, 1930-1933, the exhibition at the Cartier-Bresson Foundation in Paris
Set in the Marais neighborhood, the Cartier-Bresson Foundation welcomes a display of photographs taken by Henri Cartier-Bresson himself about the “Peregrinations, Europe, 1930-1933”. To be discovered from June 18 to September 29, 2019.
Back Side, Fashion from Behind at Paris Musée Bourdelle
Back Side is the exhibition to see from July 5 to November 17, 2019 at Paris Musée Bourdelle. For this beautiful presentation devoted to backs in fashion the museum unveils over 100 silhouettes and accessories from the 18th century to nowadays for an ode to sensuality!
Castles to visit in Paris and Ile de France
In Ile de France lay countless castles and palaces from all time eras, fortified castles, castles from the Renaissance, most being royal residencies. Between Versailles, Chantilly, Fontainebleau, Saint Germain en Laye, between architectural discoveries and historical walks, castles tell you all about their historic secrets if you take enough time to listen to the stones.
La Forêt Escargot: a street art exhibition within a giant snail in Paris
A giant snail highlighting ecology and recycling through an installation by 26 artists. This is what travelling exhibition La Forêt Escargot offers us to discover from July 12 to September 10, 2019 at the Place de la Bataille de Stalingrad in Paris.
Don't hesitate to have a look at the best exhibitions in Paris this August 2019.
A Food Market at the foot of the Eiffel Tower
From August 3 to September 1, 2019, a food market comes to 57 Quai Branly. The perfect place to enjoy Indian, Creole, Greek, Spanish food as well as grilled food and fruits.
Garden Parvis: Paris La Défense latest outdoor place of life
All summer long, Paris La Défense welcomes a new outdoor place of life. Open to all from July 11 to August 25, 2019, Garden Parvis is the unmissable summer event in western Paris including food markets, bars, DIY workshops, free concerts and liver DJ sets, entertainments for kids… The whole covering 5600sqm.
Poinçon: a new place of life in a former railway station in Paris
Looking for something new this summer? You’ll be happy since Paris 14th arrondissement now features a new place of life. Its name? Poinçon. Created by Renaud Barillet and Fabrice Martinez, already behind La Bellevilloise, let’s go and enjoy some food, share and chill the whole in a former railway station at the gates of Paris.
The Montparnasse Tower unveils the highest open-air café in Paris
The highest open-air café in Paris comes to the Montparnasse Tower Observatory Deck. Let’s go and enjoy this mouthwatering terrace until September 30, 2019.
Marché Pop in Paris: new temporary spot devoted to healthy eating and wellbeing
This summer, Paris 12th arrondissement welcomes a new spot, Marché Pop. The huge temporary spot devoted to healthy diet and wellbeing, Marché Pop expects you from June 6 to October 15, 2019 to unveil its incredible 5000sqm area, its 9 counters, 3 bars, its open BBQ and its playful entertainments!
Le Jardin Défendu: La Défense biggest open air living space
Feel like discovering La Défense biggest open-air living space? From June 5 to September 20, 2019 head to Place du Dôme to enjoy Le Jardin Défendu [The Forbidden Garden], a new temporary place by Passage Enchanté., a new temporary place by Passage Enchanté."|image="gauche"]
The Jardin Suspendu 2019: the huge green rooftop of Paris Expo Porte de Versailles returns
Following the success of the first edition, the Jardin Suspendu is back for a second season! Set on the rooftop of a parking lot of Paris Expo Porte de Versailles in Paris 15th arrondissement, the biggest green rooftop in France has announced to be back always with panoramic and breathtaking views over Paris from June 13 to September 30, 2019!
Most Beautiful Terraces in Paris
Sunny days are here again and summer will be here before you know it! So what could be more appropriate than enjoying the city’s terrace spaces? For a little spot surrounded by greenery, an unobstructed view of the Paris rooftops or secret spots, we have it all in this guide to Parisian terraces!
Top new terraces 2019 in Paris
In Paris, terraces are busy all summer long! Between hanging terraces, floating terraces and trendy terraces… The choice is yours if you want to relax while enjoying the sun. But, if some are very well-known by sunbathing-enthusiasts, others have just opened bringing a new breath of freshness and novelties in the French capital. Sortiraparis invites you to discover the top new terraces 209 in Paris.
Top 10 new restaurants in Paris this summer 2019
If you happen to be in Paris this summer, you may want to make the best of it and discover new culinary addresses. Ramen, Mediterranean dishes, Italian food… Discover our top 10 new restaurants in Paris opening this summer!
Hip and Trendy Places to Chill in Paris
Paris in summer can get hot, and sometimes very hot. So if you’re in the city and want to cool off with a drink, chill out and find an escape, you’re in luck. Paris is full of hip and trendy places to do just that. Whether it’s along the Seine river, with your toes in the sand, stretched out on a deck chair on the terrace or behind a foosball table, all of the places where you can chill out in Paris are right here in our guide!
The best ice creams in Paris this summer 2019
Summer is coming and so is the heat the ice cream craving. In Paris, several ice cream makers offer uncommon and surprising ice creams: magnum, frozen desserts, ice creams on order, milkshakes, summer has never felt so cool.
Best meals under 15 euros in Paris
You’re almost broke but you really want to go out for a restaurant? Discover now the best meals under €15 in Paris.
Quirky restaurants in Paris
Looking for a quirky and unusual restaurant in Paris? You want something new, spectacular, and something awe-inspiring in your plate? Enjoying a meal in a unique setting or context? For uncommon culinary experiences, keep reading!
Paris best quirky bars
Going from the ice bar to the one where you can enjoy delicious drinks while petting a cat, without forgetting the bar where you can play board games... Paris is full of bars, all more original than strange and invites you to discover its top of the capital's unusual bars.
The best wine bars in Paris
Wine is unquestionably part of the French heritage. To be enjoyed with tapas, a board of charcuteries and of cheeses or more sophisticated dishes, wine always seduces people, no matter if it’s red, white or rosé. To sort it out and have a good time, we reveal you our favorite wine bars in Paris.
The best cocktail bars in Paris
Feel like making your taste buds tremble with cocktails as surprising as delicious? Feel like knowing the best places to enjoy incredible beverages created and made by genuine bartenders? Let's discover now our best cocktail bars in Paris.
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Gloster: Hotel La Bourdonnais cocktail bar in Paris
Cocktail lovers, keep reading! We’ve discovered a warm and friendly hotel bar where cocktails – by talented Kevin Compère – are surprising and a feast for the taste buds.
Chilam Bastille launches its Mexican brunch
Looking for an original brunch? Discover Chilam’s, a Mexican restaurant set in the Bastille area in Paris. Meet on Saturdays and Sundays to enjoy a tantalizing menu with fresh brioche, burrito, fruit salad, fruit juice and a hot beverage.
Le Quatre Vingt Neuf: new restaurant in the Batignolles area in Paris
Always changing, the Batignolles area in Paris now features a new and exquisite table. Thanks to a simple yet quality cuisine, the Quatre Vingt Neuf restaurant has already seduced many people in Paris 17th arrondissement!
Manhattan Terrazza, the friendly Italian restaurant in Paris 17th arrondissement
Craving an Italian restaurant with a cozy setting and a divine food? Head to Manhattan Terrazza, a restaurant set in Paris 17th arrondissement, a few steps from the Pereire metro station. The occasion to enjoy different Italian specialties and travel a bit for lunch or dinner.
Créatures: new restaurant on Galeries Lafayette rooftop in Paris
Dear vegetarian friends, a new place is opening for you this summer! Créatures, managed by chef Julien Sebbag, opens for four months as tasty as surprising to experience on Galeries Lafayette Paris-Haussmann terrace.
Molitor excellent rooftop bar
Let’s run and discover Molitor Paris rooftop terrace, this excellent rooftop bar restaurant looking over the capital and its super swimming pool. This year, chef Nader Hassan and his team unveils a beautiful summer menu full of fresh flavors. Here’s the perfect spot to enjoy some cocktail, good food and beautiful views.
Le Colvert: a Maîtres Restaurateurs table in Paris
And three! After Le Christine, then Les Fous de l’Ile, Maîtres Restaurateurs Emilie and Boris Bazan open Le Colvert in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés. This young professional couple met in a famous hotel trade school in Paris, Institut Vatel, pursues a career started in Italy for Boris and London for Emilie.
Instinct, the new bistronomic restaurant in Paris 3rd arrondissement
This past March 12th, Instinct opened just a stone’s throw from the Marché des Enfants Rouges and the Carreau du Temple in Paris 3rd arrondissement. This French bistronomic restaurant has been created by three young entrepreneurs who provide classics of the French cuisine but with a twist, along with very original cocktails.
Mordu, the new table at Marché Saint-Germain
Near Marché Saint-Germain has just opened a brand-new table. Called Mordu, it serves small plates to share, nice meat dishes and creation cocktails to enjoy on the nice and green terrace.
Faham: exotic and gourmet cuisine in Paris
Faham is former Top Chef 2017 candidate Kelly Rangama and her spouse Jérôme Devreese’s restaurant in the heart of Paris 17th restaurant. One enjoys a delicious exotic cuisine ticking all the boxes of the metropolitan gastronomy.
Ida by Denny Imbroisi: modern and original Italian cuisine
Italian and former Top Chef 2012 contestant, Denny Imbroisi opened his first restaurant, IDA, a few years ago. This contemporary bistro serves Italian cuisine twisted with the chef's originality.
Bruce: The most mafia Asian restaurant in Paris
Bruce, that’s the name of the latest Asian restaurant-bar set in Paris 10th arrondissement, rue des Petites Ecuries. A Gucci-like decoration but laid-back, an exotic Asian cuisine and a bar with great cocktails, let’s run and discover this rocking spot.
La Part des Ours: the new bistronomic bar-restaurant in the Upper Marais
Recently open in the Upper Marais, between the Rambuteau and Etienne Marcel neighborhoods, this new bistronomic bar-restaurant is first and foremost a story about friends who decided to write it: Anatole, Yves and Pauline, three hedonists fond of good food and cocktails of all kinds.
CRU, Paris Galeries Lafayette Homme new restaurant for summer 2019
A new address is coming at Galeries Lafayette Homme: temporary CRU restaurant and its tasty dishes with healthy Mediterranean influences are taking over the 3rd floor and the terrace until late November 2019.
La Gare restaurant in Paris: a tasty journey with Gastón Acurio
Good news for foodies based in Paris 16th arrondissement and elsewhere: the La Gare restaurant reopened its doors with a new décor and a new menu providing world’s cuisines, the whole driven by Peruvian chef Gastón Acurio.
Man’ouché, the Lebanese street food restaurant a stone’s throw from Centre Pompidou
Chawarmas, flatbread and other pittas lovers are expected at Man’ouché, a Lebanese restaurant serving street food and set a stone’s throw from Centre Pompidou, rue Rambuteau. The perfect spot to eat on the go while discover Lebanon and its tasty cuisine!
Restaurant INKA, new chef and new decor
Peruvian food lovers, restaurant INKA got a makeover. New design, new menu and new chef with Juan Carlos Récamier who brings the fundamentals of the Peruvian and Nikkei gastronomy up to date.
L’Assaggio, Hotel Castille fantastic Italian restaurant
5-star hotel set in Paris 1st arrondissement Hotel Castille houses L’Assaggio, an Italian gourmet restaurant. A hidden gem to discover as soon as possible.
The Fête des Loges 2019
For four centuries, the Fête des Loges has been pleasing many children and adults throughout summer! This festive encounter is back from Friday June 28 to Sunday August 18, 2019 (included) to make you enjoy over 200 attractions scattered across the wonderful setting of the Saint-Germain-en-Laye forest.
Summer Garden 2019 at Paris Musée du Quai Branly – Jacques Chirac
Every summer, the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris opens its garden to passersby and music lovers: Hip Hop Collections festival, naps, free workshops for children… The Summer Garden 2019 is filled with events and surprises! Meet from July 14 to August 31, 2019. Free admission.
Mysteries at the Tuileries: the free and outdoor adventure game
This summer, from July 6 to August 25, 2019 meet at the Tuileries garden for the second edition of Mystère aux Tuileries
Summer sales 2019 in Paris: tips and good deals!
They are here! Summer sales are coming from Wednesday June 26 to August 6, 2019. Shops are clearing out and this is the perfect occasion to gets good deals if you only know the places to be and if you anticipate!
Tuileries funfair 2019
From Saturday June 21 to Sunday August 25, 2019, the Tuileries funfair will be back. Do not miss this incredible human-size family funfair in full heart of Paris.
Skeleton Key: the doomed crypt and Wanted, Le Manoir de Paris two new escape rooms
How about a terrifying experience? This summer 2019, Le Manoir de Paris launches two new Escape Game within its frightening crypt. We warn you, it’s not for the faint of heart!
Spartrack-VR, the immersive VR shooting game at La Défense CNIT
Espace Team Break, used to offer quality escape games, welcomes a very fascinating VR experience. Entitled Spartrack-VR, this experience invites laser game enthusiasts to challenge robot enemies of planet Firos at La Défense CNIT.
The Sherwood Park presents its novelties 2019
The Sherwood Park is the place where you will experience the adventure of your life (at least of your childhood). More than just a tree climbing park, the Sherwood is a multi-activity park! You will get to try out different courses up in the trees, for all ages, a giant inflatable playground, pony rides, and even Laser ball! For this season 2019, the park reopens from March 23 and offers 3 novelties.
Parc Astérix celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2019 with a new ride and novelties
The Parc Astérix has a new season full of emotion and special moments in store for you this year. From April 6, 2019 to January 5, 2020, come to the Gallic theme park novelties. New attractions, new show and Studio d'Idéfix expect you for this season! Discover the pass saison at super nice prices and before anyone else.
La Mer de Sable 2019
This beautiful family theme park in the middle of nature is opening its doors for a new season from April 13 to November 3, 2019. For even more fun, the park - that keeps on developing - plans a season full of entertainments. This year, discover Desesperados, the giant Escape Game likely to delight adventurers. Discover the schedule of events.
The Lion King and Jungle Festival at Disneyland Paris
From June 30 to September 22, 2019, Disneyland Paris offers a brand-new season focusing on the Lion King and the Jungle Book. An invitation to a festive journey to discover with your family or friends.
The most beautiful outdoor swimming pools in Paris and its surroundings for summer
Is there something more pleasant than bathing in the open air and bask in the sun when it’s out? Sortiraparis gives you the list of outdoor swimming pools open this summer 2018 in Paris and its Île-de-France. Here’s a good way to relax and have fun outside and soak in vitamin D thanks to the sun.
Cooling off in Paris this summer
Heatwave alert in Paris! It’s hot in Paris, very hot, and in our own corner we looked the best spots to cool off in Paris. Movie theaters, swimming pools, beaches as well as bars and restaurants, we offer you the best of what Paris has to give in the summer.
Outdoor activities centers in Ile de France, summer 2019
To feel on vacations without riding the train or driving for 2 hours, the perfect solution is the outdoor activities centers! These artificial beaches are great to sunbathe, swim like by the sea, but including not too expensive activities as a bonus. Parisians or tourists, here’s a lovely and cheap solution… to enjoy some relaxing time near our capital. Sortiraparis tells you everything about the 12 outdoor activities centers in Ile de France where swims and entertainments await.
3 hikes to feel like on vacations, even in Paris
How about a beautiful hike for the summer vacations in Paris? With Helloways, we have selected some easily accessible hikes from the French capital to offer you a very nice chance of scenery. To feel like on holidays while staying in Paris!
Unusual outing: we tried a license-free boat in Paris
Did you know? In Paris, you can rent a license-free boat by the hour to sail on the Bassin de la Villette. That’s an original idea to make the best of the French capital!
Have a nice weekend!
From 23 August 2019 to 25 August 2019